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sl 171 Von Romer, Harry, Autobiography
Harry Von Romer donated his collection of union buttons, badges and memorabilia to the Western Historical Manuscript Collection on May 2, 1983.
Von Romer was born on August 11, 1906. His father, a German immigrant named Adolph Von Romer, raced horses as a jockey at tracks around St. Louis. The elder Von Romer also helped organize Teamsters Local 600 in St. Louis in 1900. Adolph Von Romer died in 1928.
Harry Von Romer first joined a union, the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers in Granite City, Illinois, when he became an apprentice millwright in September 1924. He began work at the St. Louis General Motors Plant in 1929. Workers at the GM plant organized under the American Federation of Labor in 1933, and Von Romer joined the federally chartered Local 18366. The GM workers switched to the independent Federated Automobile Workers of America Local 1 the following year. They remained with the independent union through its strike at the Fisher Body plant in 1935, but rejoined the AFL local a year later. "We'd had a strike," Von Romer told the St. Louis Labor Tribune, "but we won it on paper only. A lot of men didn't get their jobs back."
During the 1930s, Von Romer fell into a pattern familiar to working people during the Depression. He got jobs, got fired, went on strike and agitated to organize workers. Von Romer became the chairman of the St. Louis City's Central Committee of the American Workers Union in 1935 and 1936. Unemployed workers had organized the AWU in 1935 to work for better welfare benefits. When a fellow employee at the Fisher plant wore a AWU button to work, a plant supervisor who had previously threatened to dismiss any employee wearing a union button mistook it for a UAW pin. The employee lost his job and two weeks of AWU picketing failed to get it back. The incident inspired Von Romer to became a life-long collector of union buttons. "If union buttons were so important," Von Romer decided, "someone should start saving them." Von Romer's collection later expanded to include union badges, pins, convention delegate ribbons and other labor memorabilia.
Von Romer continued to participate in strikes, walkouts and lockouts throughout the 1930s and 1940s. He was involved in strikes against GMC in 1934 and 1937, Laclede Gas in 1934 and the Kroger company in 1937. In 1941 Von Romer supported his wife during the Luggage Workers Local 25 strike against the Gardner Pocket Book Company. Police beat and arrested both of them, but the union prevailed in the strike. Von Romer also belonged to Camp Solidarity, a recreational farm founded by the St. Louis Workmen's Benefit Fund (see collection 184.) Von Romer ran unsuccessfully as a Socialist Party candidate for St. Louis alderman in the 1950s.
WHMC collection 171 contains Von Romer's autobiography. It includes descriptions of Von Romer's involvement with strikes and lockouts, the daily life of St. Louis workers, working conditions at local auto plants, criticism of union and auto industry leadership. WHMC also conducted three oral history interviews with Harry Von Romer, in May and August 1973 and in September 1983.
Von Romer affiliated with nine unions over the course of his career. He joined the Wire and Corrugated Glass Worker's AFL Local 59 in 1942. The following year he became a member of the United Steel Workers. The army drafted Von Romer in 1944. He served as an artillery man in Europe.
After leaving the Army, Von Romer joined the Upholsterers International Union and became a member of the Carpenters Local 1596. He remained with that local until his retirement in 1970. Von Romer also was elected as a delegate to the Central Trades and Labor Union, renamed the St. Louis Labor Council in 1957. After his election, Von Romer's collection of union buttons grew enormously. He had previously relied on donations of buttons from fellow workers in St. Louis and around the country. As a delegate, he began to travel more and made a habit of collecting buttons, badges and memorabilia from union halls in other cities. Von Romer added to his collection during his entire 22 year service with the Labor Council. He continued to collect buttons and memorabilia after his retirement. Von Romer strengthened his collection by trading with an ever diminishing number of button enthusiasts, and by continuing to receive donations from other union members.
"In 1935," Von Romer recalled, "The superintendent actually instructed the guards at the gate not to allow any worker in who was wearing a union button, so some of the guys pinned them to their underclothes until they got through the gate. " Von Romer later lamented that, "I just don't think union members nowadays care as much about union buttons as they once did."Von Romer retired to a suburban home in north St. Louis in 1983. His son, Harry E. Von Romer, became a St. Louis County Councilman. In 1983, Von Romer's buttons were displayed at UM-St. Louis in an exhibit entitled "Symbols of Solidarity."
SCOPE AND CONTENT
"Historically," Von Romer told a reporter in 1979, "men have worn or used symbols to identify themselves with various issues. In the 1930s, to wear a union button in the auto industry was to show everyone, especially management, that you were proud to be a union member." The Von Romer collection documents union pride as expressed in the lapel and shirt sleeve pins, buttons and badges created by unions for conventions and on-the-job visibility. It also traces the history of labor in the United States. The collection documents strikes, struggles to organize workers, union anniversaries and events, and campaigns over issues from collective bargaining to the defeat of the right-to-work amendment. Buttons also signified eligibility and voting privileges at conventions.
The Von Romer collection also reflects labor's affirmation of rights of self- expression and solidarity with the union cause. The Von Romer collection spans more than one hundred years of organized labor history. It contains over 1000 buttons, badges, ribbons, and other artifacts documenting the activities of over 53 unions. The oldest item is a beer mug from the Knights of Labor Hall, c. 1880 (folder 22). The collection also contains a pin from the Golden Jubilee of the Freie Gemeinde von St. Louis, the German Free Thinkers, 1900 (folder 62, see also collection 37), and an 1895 ribbon for the Amalgamated Wood Workers International, a predecessor of the Carpenters and Joiners, to which Von Romer belonged for the majority of his career in organized labor.
The collection also includes pins and badges from the other nine unions Von Romer associated with during his life, as well as unions from around the country acquired by Von Romer during his travels or received as trades from other button collectors, or as donations from other union members. The buttons are pinned to 8x10 cushion pads for easy removal and display.
In addition to buttons, badges and ribbons, the Von Romer collection contains a variety of materials generated by local unions, including: negotiated agreements; constitutions and by-laws; membership books, cards and dues books; souvenir address books and artifacts; and bumper stickers, decals and labels. Von Romer's personal papers include his convention delegate credentials, veterans' ID, union and Camp Solidarity membership cards, copies of a Longshoreman's newsletter published in St. Louis, and correspondence. Copies of the St. Louis Labor Council Minutes, AFL-CIO, collected by Von Romer, also comprise one series.
The collection contains two photographs, a postcard photo of Socialist presidential candidate Eugene Debs from 1926 (#12309) and a glossy 8x10 print of representative buttons from the collection (#12310). Mounted captions from the 1983 "Symbols of Solidarity" exhibit are filed in the personal papers series. The last box of the collection contains duplicate union buttons.
The collection has been separated by form and divided into fourteen series: 1. Agreements, 1942-1981 (folders 1-8); 2. Artifacts, 1880-1978 (folders 9-30); 3. Badges, 1895-1978 (folders 31-40); 4. Bumper stickers, decals and labels, 1886- 1981 (folders 41-43); 5. Buttons, 1900-1980 (folders 44-75); 6. Cards, 1944-1979 ( folders 76-86); 7. Constitutions and Bylaw's 1941-1979 (folders 87-91); 8. Personal Papers, 1941-1979 (folders 92-104); 9. St. Louis Labor Council meeting Minutes, 1965-1972 (folders 105-108); 10. Souvenir Notebooks and Address Books, 1953-1979 (folders 109-113); 11. Union Literature, 1947-1976 (folders 114-192); 12. Union Membership Dues Books, 1919-1975 (folders 143-148); 13. Photographs, 1920, nd,; and 14. Duplicate Buttons.
1. Agreements, 1942-1981. Copies of contracts negotiated between St. Louis corporations and unions. Companies include General Motors, Sterling Aluminum, the Airplane Division of Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Associated General Contractors of St. Louis, Associated Garment Industries, Associated Cabinet Makers, Aluminum Storm Windows and Door Manufacturers, the St. Louis Display Builders Association, Home Builders Association and Area Millwork Employers. Unions represented in this series include the St. Louis division of the International Association of Machinists; the United Auto Workers; the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, AFL-CIO; United Automobile, Aerospace Agricultural Implement Workers; Bridge Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers; and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Arranged chronologically.
2. Badges, 1895-1978. The badges reflect delegate status at conventions and are generally more ornamental than buttons or pins. This series contains the third oldest item in the collection, the 1895 ribbon for the Amalgamated Wood Workers International. The series is divided by the type of occupation reflected on the badges rather than union names ("Steelworkers" instead of "United Steelworkers of America," with two exceptions: the American and Missouri State Federations of Labor) and arranged alphabetically.
3. Buttons, 1900-1981. This series comprises the bulk of the collection. It contains buttons, pins and ribbons reflecting Von Romer's membership in nine unions, the unions he visited while traveling as a delegate to the Central Trades and Labor Union, and the union membership of others who donated to his collection. The earliest item in this series is a Bus Drivers and Street Car Men button from November 1914. The most recent buttons date from 1981; produced by UAW and by the General Teamsters of Salem and Vicinity in addition to documenting labor history of the last eighty years, the series also reflects an evolution of union button styles, from the more ornamental early buttons to the more perfunctory identification cards housed in folded lamination. Arranged alphabetically by work-type subjects ("Longshoremen," not "International Longshoreman's Association.")
4. Cards, 1944-1979. Contains Von Romer's working cards with the United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers, the Carpenters District Council, the Building and Construction Trades Department, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and the Carpenters' District Council; and Calendar Cards of the Carpenter's District Council, the Labor Trades Council and UAW; and Convention and Delegate Cards.It also contains counterfeit Cigar Makers Union labels from 1906 that Von Romer received from a collector in Pennsylvania, and a 1909 label from the Universal Cigar Makers and Packers Union. Arranged alphabetically.
5. Constitutions and By-Laws, 1941-1979, folders 87-91. Contains constitutions and by-laws of the Carpenters District Council, International Molders and Foundry Workers Union, the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers; the Upholsterer's International; the Central Trades and Labor Union; the Paint, Ink, Plastic, and Allied Products and Warehousemen; the International Brotherhood of Longshoremen; the St. Louis Labor Council; Journeyman Pipefitters; and the United Autoworkers. Arranged chronologically.
6. Personal Papers, 1941-1979. Includes Von Romer's delegate credentials; veteran's identification card; UAW membership receipts; issues of The Flour Mill Organizer, the International Longshoreman's Union newsletter (1948) published in St. Louis; newsclippings about the button collection; captions from the 1983 "Symbols of Solidarity" exhibit; correspondence documenting Von Romer's acquisition of the Cigar Makers labels; political endorsement cards; and Camp Solidarity Membership card. Arranged chronologically.
7. St. Louis Labor Council Meeting Minutes, 1965-1974. Arranged Chronologically.
8. Souvenir Notebooks and Address Books, 1953-1979. Memorabilia produced by Carpenter's Locals, the Amalgamated Meat Cutters, the UAW, the St. Louis Union Label Trades Council, Boot and Shoe Workers Union, and the St. Louis Auto Employees Credit Union.
9. Union Literature, 1947-1976. Includes the 100th Anniversary booklet of the Cabinet Makers and Machine Hands local; issues of The Carpenter, published by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners; event programs, calendars, insurance plans, apprentice programs, sample ballots and pension plans of the Carpenters locals; a CIO serviceman's manual; a memorial to Ludwig Steinmacher; the proceedings of the Missouri State Labor Council Convention, 1964; UAW literature; and Workmen's compensation laws literature. Arranged alphabetically.
10. Union Membership Dues Books, 1919-1975. Folders 143-148. Contains membership and dues books, some belonging to Von Romer, for the following unions: Brotherhood of Railway Car Men; Leather and Luggage Workers; United Steelworkers; Upholsterer's International; Stove Mounters; and the Carpenters and Joiners
11. Photographs, nd, 1920. Folder 149, Photographs 12309 and 12310. Contains an 8x10 glossy of badges, buttons and ribbons from the collection and a 1920 photograph post card of Socialist Party presidential candidate Eugene Debs.
12. Artifacts, 1880-1978. The rest of the series consists of three-dimensional artifacts commemorating union anniversaries, campaigns and other observances. It includes plaques, can openers, pencils and pens, ash trays, a tool box memento and a strike umbrella. All items contain insignias of individual unions and some reflect the names and dates of anniversaries. Arranged alphabetically by union name.
BOX 1 (047602)
SERIES 1 - AGREEMENTS, 1942-1981
International Association of Machinists, District 9 and Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Airplane Division, St. Louis Plant, April 27, 1942.
Sterling Aluminum Products, Inc., and International Molders and Foundry Workers of North America Local 59 and the International Association of Machinists, District 9, June 23, 1942.
General Motors Corporation and the International Union, and the International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America-CIO, October 19, 1942.
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and the International Association of Bridge Structural and Ornamental Iron Works, 1953.
Associated General Contractors of St. Louis and the St. Louis District Council, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, AFL-CIO, 1957-1960.
Collective Agreement, St. Louis Joint Board International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, AFL-CIO, with Associated Garment Industries of St. Louis (Press Branch), 1960-1963.
Associated Cabinet Makers of St. Louis and the Carpenters District Council of St. Louis and Vicinity, 1961-1966.
Area Millwork Employers and the Carpenters District Council of St. Louis and Vicinity, 1963-1966.
Manufactured Homes Industry and the Carpenters District Council, 1963-1966.
Local Agreements between Warehouse Plarts Division, General Motors Corporation and Shop Committee of Local 25, UAW, October 1964.
General Motors Corporation and the UAW-AFL-CIO, October 5, 1964.
Supplemental Agreement on Unemployment Benefits, General Motors and UAW, October 5, 1964.
Supplemental Agreement on Pension Plan and Insurance, October 5, 1964.
Fisher Body Division, GM Plant, November 5, 1964.
Local Seniority, Wage Rates, Shift Preference, Statement of Policy Administration Paragraph 71, GM Corporation, December 9, 1964.
Associated General Contractors of St. Louis and the St. Louis District Council, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Agreement, 1966-1969.
Local Seniority, Wage Roles, Shift Preference, Agreement on the Administration of Paragraph 71, Chevrolet Division, General Motors Corporation St. Louis Plant, April 13, 1968.
Aluminum Storm Window and Door Manufacturers of St. Louis and the Carpenters District Council, 1965-1968.
Carpenters District Council, 1965-1968.
St. Louis Display Builders Association and the Carpenters District Council, 1965-1968.
Carpenters Agreement, 1969-1974.
Carpenters Agreement, 1969-1974.
Pension Plan Supplement, GM and UAW, November 19, 1975.
Area Millwork Employers, 1970-1975
Agreement Between GM and UAW, November 19, 1973.
Insurance Program Supplement, GM and UAW, November 22, 1976.
Pension Plan Supplement, GM-UAW, November 19, 1973.
Local Agreements between Warehouse Parts Division, GM and UAW, November 22, 1976.
Agreement Between Carpenters District Council and St. Louis Millwork Manufacturers, 1978-1981.
Pension Plan, GM-UAW, September 14, 1979.
Benefit Plan, GM-UAW, September 14, 1979.
Agreement, GM-UAW, September 14, 1979.
SERIES 2- BADGES, 1895-1978
(Due to a previous archival numbering system, folders 9-74 have been incorporated into the Badges, Buttons and Artifacts series)
Boiler Makers, nd., 1944-1946
Bookbinders, nd., 1944
BOX 2 (047608)
Missouri State Federation of Labor, 1941-1956
Missouri State Labor Council, 1941-1974
Steel Workers, 1940-1950
Stove Molders, nd., 1949-1954
SERIES 3 - BUTTONS, 1900-1981
Building Service Employees, 1950-1957
Building Trades, 1939-1953
Building and Construction, 1954-1974
Bus and Streetcar Men, 1914-1973
Cab CIO Cleaners, Chemical and Coffee Workers, 1939-1950
BOX 3 (047666)
Carpenters District Council, 1959-1973
Electrical AFL, 1939-1951
Electrical CIO, 1937-1939
Gas House Workers, Gasoline Service and Warehouse Workers, 1935-1951
Grain Processors and Millers, 1939-1951
Laborers and Letter Carriers, 1941-1972
Leather and Luggage Workers, ILGWU and Fire Fighters, 1937-1938
Meat Cutters, 1937-1972
Multiple Unions, 1900-1980
BOX 4 047685
Multiple Unions, 1900-1980
Molders and Packing House Workers, 1938-1951
National Postal Office, Oilers, Paper Workers, Freemen, Quarry, 1938-1952
Railway Car Men and Telegraphers, 1931-1966
Retail Clerks, 1938-1956
Right To Work, Amendment 23, 1973
Rubber, Seamen, State, County and Municipal Employees, 1942-1952
Steel Workers, 1937-1951
Teachers, Tobacco Workers, Upholsterers, 1937-1941
Waitresses and Bartenders, 1936-1937
Warehouse Workers, 1937-1942
BOX 5 (047732)
United Autoworkers, 1935-1979
SERIES 4 - CARDS, 1944-1979
75. Labels, 1886-1906
76. Working Card, United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Workers, 1944
77. Working Card, Carpenters District Council, 1953
78. Working Cards, Building and Construction Trades Department, 1954-1959
79. Working Cards, Building and Construction Trades Department, 1960-1964
80. Working Cards United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, 1964-1971
81. Working Cards Building and Construction Trades Department, 1969-1977
82. Working Card, Carpenters' District Council, 1969-1971
83. Carpenters District Council Calendar Cards, 1970-1979
84. St. Louis Label Trades Council Calendar Card, 1954
85. UAW Local 25, Calendar Cards, 1973
86. Convention and Delegate Cards, 1958,1970
SERIES 5 - CONSTITUTIONS AND BY-LAWS, 1941-1979
SERIES 6 - PERSONAL PAPERS, 1941-1979
92. "Before The Union Came," by Doris K Stockwell
93. Paraphernalia Listing
94. UAW Convention Delegate Credentials, 1941-1944
95. St. Louis Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Delegates' Credential, 1970-1973
96. Veteran's Identification Card, 1955
97. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, 1948
98. UAW Membership Receipts, 1942-1943
99. The Flour Mill Organizer, 1948
100. Newsclippings, 1952-1979
101. "Symbols of Solidarity" Exhibit Captions, 1983
102. Correspondence, 1953-1969
103. Endorsement Cards, 1961-1964
104. Camp Solidarity Membership Cards, 1956-1973
SERIES 7 - ST. LOUIS LABOR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES, 1965-1974
105. St. Louis Labor Council Minutes, 1965-1970
106. St. Louis Labor Council Minutes, 1970-1971
107. St. Louis Labor Council Minutes, 1971-1972
108. St. Louis Labor Council, 1972-1974
BOX 6 (047742)
SERIES 8 - SOUVENIR NOTEBOOKS AND ADDRESS BOOKS, 1953-1979
109. Souvenir Notebooks and Address Books, 1953-1958
110. Souvenir Notebooks and Address Books, 1958-1979
111. Souvenir Notebooks and Address Books, undated
112. Souvenir Notebooks and Address Books, undated
113. Souvenir Notebooks and Address Books, undated
SERIES 9 - UNION LITERATURE, 1947-1976
114. Cabinet Makers and Machine Hands Local 1596, 100th Anniversary, Booklet, 1971
115. Cabinet Makers and Millman Apprenticeship Standards, 1946
116. The Carpenter, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, 1974-1980
117. Carpenters 1596, "Varieties of 1952" and "An Evening in Hollywood," 1952
118. Carpenters' District Council of Greater St. Louis, Testimonial Dinner of Richard Adams and Edwin Meinert, 1967
119. Carpenters' District Council Calendar, 1973
120. Carpenters District Council of St. Louis, "Your Group Insurance Plan", nd
121. Carpenter Joint Apprenticeship Program, 1967-1971
122. Carpenters Local 1592 Sample Ballot, June 16, 1976
123. Carpenters' Pension Trust Fund of St. Louis, Pension Plan, 1969
124. Carpenters'Pension Trust Fund of St Louis, Pension Plan, 1977-1979
125. CIO Servicemen's Manual, 1940s
126. "The Great Kool-Aid Conspiracy," AMMO, 9/77
127. Ludwig Steinacher Memorial, 1968
128. Miscellaneous, 1936 and undated
129. Miscellaneous, 1946-1976
130. Missouri State Labor Council, Proceedings of the Fifth Annual and Second Biennial Convention, Kansas City, Missouri, September 21, 22 and 23, 1964
131. Missouri Workmen's Compensation, 1940s, 1961
132. UAW, "Garnishment of Wages," 1974
133. UAW Missouri State News, July 1979
134. UAW Publications, AMMO, AMMUNITION and SOLIDARITY, 1976-1980
135. UAW-GM Report, March, 1982
136. UAW-GM Strike Negotiations, 1970
137. UAW Local 25 Litter Bag, undated
138. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Sixtieth Anniversary Celebration, 1941
139. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Stewards Report, undated
140. UAW Local 325, Thirty Years of Progress, 1967
141. "We Work at Fords: Before and After The UAW-CIO, A Picture History," 1955
142. Workmen's Mutual Fire Insurance Society, History, 1947
SERIES 10 - UNION MEMBERSHIP AND DUES BOOKS, 1919-1975
143. Union Membership and Dues Books, 1919-1934
148. Workmen's Benefit Fund Book, 1945
SERIES 11 - PHOTOGRAPHS, nd, 1920
149. Photographs 471.1-471.7
BOX 7 (047743)
SERIES 12 - ARTIFACTS, 1880-1978
Amalgamated Woodworkers, Wooden Plaque, American Federation of Labor Banner.
"Boycott J.P. Stevens" Cup
Carpenters Credit Union Brush
Insurance Workers International Union Pencil
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Pencil
International Ladies Garment Workers Union Apron
St. Louis Labor Council Paperweight
St. Louis Labor Council Pen
St. Louis Union Label and Service Trades Council Pens and Letter Opener
United Autoworkers Pens and Emery Board
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Rules and Pen
United Steelworkers Pencil
Workmens Fire Insurance Society, St. Louis Branch, 1909-1967
St. Louis Union Label and Service Trades Council Golden Anniversary Pen, 1910-1960
Teamsters Local 688, 21st City-Wide Shop Conference, Ash Tray, September 29, 1969.
Carpenters Local Union 2119, 50th Anniversary Letter Opener, 1969.
Carpenters Local 1596, 100th Anniversary Ash Tray, 1971.
International Union of Operating Engineers, Ruler, 1977.
Carpenters Local 1596, 33rd Convention Can and Bottle Opener, 1978.
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, 33rd General Convention Tool Box Memento, October 2, 1978.
Bumper Stickers, nd, 1981
**Pipefitters Local 562, AFL-CIO, On Strike Umbrella (in package)
**Knights of Labor mug on permanent loan to Missouri History Museum
Adams, Richard, f. 118
Aerospace Workers, f. 1, 59, 91
Aluminum Storm Window and Door Manufacturers of St. Louis, f. 4
Amalgamated Bus Employers, f. 47
Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workers, f. 110
Amalgamated Transportation Union f. 48
Amalgamated Woodworkers, f. 9
Amalgamated Woodworkers Union No 1, f. 40, 49
American Association of Street and Electric
Railway Employees of America, f. 48, 60
American Chemical Society, f. 60
American Federation of Grain Processors and
Millers, f. 55, 60
American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial
Organizations, f. 31, 51, 60, 89, 95, 111, 143, 144
American Federation of Teachers, f. 60
American Relief Ship for Spain, f. 60
American Workers Union, f. 60
Area Millwork Employers, f. 2, 5
Associated Cabinet Makers of St. Louis, f. 2
Associated Garment Industries of St. Louis
(Press Branch), f. 2
Associated General Contractors of St. Louis, f. 1, 3, 4
Automobile Dock Workers, f. 58
Automotive Local, f. 59
Bakery and Pie Drivers, Local 289, f. 63
Bakery Drivers Union Local 289, f. 63
Bartenders, f. 73
Bartenders and Beverage Dispensers, f. 73
Bartenders international League, f. 73
Blacksmiths, f. 33
Boiler Makers, f. 32
Bookbinders, f. 33
Boot and Shoe Workers Union, f. 111
Boycotts, f. 10, 41, 60, 86
Brewery Drivers and Helpers, f. 63
Brotherhood of Boiler Makers and Iron Ship Builders
Lodge 51, f. 32
Brotherhood of Railway Carmen, f. 143
Building and Construction Trades Council, f. 44, 45, 60, 78, 79,
Building Material Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers, f. 63
Building Service Employees Union, Local 50, f. 44
Building Trades Council, f. 45, 46
Bumper Stickers, f. 41
Bus Drivers, f. 47
Cab Drivers, f. 48, 69
Cabinet Makers, f. 2, 60, 114
Cabinet Makers and Maclane Hands, f. 114
Camp Solidarity, f. 104
Cannery Workers Union, f. 63
The Carpenter, f. 116
Carpenters, f. 1, 3, 4, 5, 11, 34, 41, 88, 109, 115-124
Carpenters Credit Union, f. 42, 60
Carpenters District Council of St. Louis and Vicinity,
f. 2, 42, 49, 50, 60, 77, 82, 83, 87, 88, 89, 95, 103, 115,
118, 119, 120
Carpenters Legislative Improvement Committee, f. 50
Carpenters Local 5, f. 11
Carpenters Local 1596, f. 27, 122
Carpenters Pension Trust Fund, f. 123, 124
Central Trades and Labor Union, f. 80
Chauffeurs, f. 63
Chemical Workers, f. 48
Cigar Makers, f. 43, 102
Cigars Makers International Union, Local 44, f. 43
Cleaning and Dye House Chauffeurs and Helpers, f. 63
Commission House Chauffeurs Drivers and Handlers, f. 63
Construction Laborers, f. 53
Convention Delegate Credentials, 86, 94
Cooks and Pastry Cooks, f. 73
Co-op Movement, f. 60
Culinary Alliance and Hotel Service Employees, f. 73
Curtiss-Wright Corp. Airplane Division, St. Louis Plant, f.1
Dairy Employees Division, f. 63
Dairy Store Employee, f. 60
Dairy Workers, f. 60
Debs, Eugene, f. 149
Egg Inspectors, f. 63
Electrical Workers, f. 51, 59
Engineers, f. 53
Exhibits and Displays, f. 1-150
Farah Slacks Boycott, f. 60
Federal Bureau of Investigation, f. 60
Federal Workers, f. 63
Federation of Flat Glass Workers, f. 54
Federation of Glass, Ceramic and Silica, f. 54
Fire Fighters, f. 57
Firemen, f. 35
Fisher Body Division, GM Plant, f. 4
Floral Delivery Drivers, f. 63
The Floor Mill Organizer, f. 99
Ford Motors, f. 75
Foundry Workers, f. 1
Freie Gemeinde von St. Louis, f. 60
Furniture and Piano Movers, Packing and Helpers, f. 63
Furniture Drivers, Help and Warehouse Men, f. 63
Gas, Coke and Chemical Workers, f. 48
Gas House Workers, f. 54
Gasoline Service and Warehouse, f. 54
General Drivers Union, f. 63
General Motors, f. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7
Grain Processors, f. 55
Grape Boycott, f. 60
Greater St. Louis Skilled Trades Council, f. 70
Guevera, Che, f. 60
Highway and City Freight Drivers, Dockmen and
Helpers, f. 63
Highway Drivers, Helpers, Platform Workers, f. 63
Hill, Joe, f. 60
Hoisters and Coal Handlers, f. 58
Hoisting and Portable Engineers, f. 53
Hotel and Restaurant Employees, f. 3
Ice and Coal Drivers and Helpers, f. 63
Ice and Coal Wagon Drivers, f. 63
Insurance Workers, f. 12
International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental
Iron Works, f. 1
International Association of Cleaning and Dye
House Workers, f. 48
International Association of Machinists, f. 1, 35, 59
International Brotherhood of Bookbinders Local 18, f. 33
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, f. 13, 51
International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers, Local 6, f. 35
International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, f. 2, 19, 57, 60
International Longshoremen, f. 35, 58, 89, 99
International Molders and Foundry Workers Local 59, f. 1, 60, 87
International Musicians Union, Local 10, f. 35
International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots, f. 70
International Photo Engravers Union of North America, f. 60
International Union of Operating Engineers, f. 29, 53
Jackson, Glen, f. 60
Johnson, J.B., f. 60
Journeyman Pipefitters, f. 90
King-Thompson Slave Laborer, f. 60
Knights of Labor Hall, f. 22
Kool-Aid Manufacturers Test, f. 126
Labor, f. 1-150
Laborers, f. 56
Laughorst, Ollie, f. 35
Laundry Workers and Cleaners Union, f. 48
Leather and Luggage Workers, f. 57, 144
Letter Carriers, f. 56
Lettuce Boycott, f. 60
Longshoremen, f. 35, 58, 69, 99
Luggage Workers, f. 56
Lumber and Sawmill Workers, f. 49
Machinists, f. 1, 35, 59
Manufactured Homes Industry, f. 2
Marine Fitters and Helpers Union Local 574, f. 70
Marquette Sheet Iron Workers, Lodge 51, f. 32
Meat Cutters, f. 59
Meinert, Edwin, f. 118
Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO, f. 31
Midwest Taxicab Drivers Union, f. 48
Milk Wagon Drivers' Union, f. 63
Miners Workers Alliance, f. 60
Miscellaneous Drivers and Helpers, f. 63
Missouri State Council of Carpenters, f. 49
Missouri State Federation of Labor, f. 36, 60
Missouri State Labor Council, f. 31, 60, 130
Missouri Workmens Compensation, f. 128, 131
Mooney, Tom, f. 60
Musicians, f. 35
National Association of Letter Carriers, f. 57
National Council of Grain Processors and Millers, f. 55
Oilmen, f. 35
Operating Engineers, f. 53
Package Freight Handlers Union, f. 58
Packaging House Chauffeurs and Salesmen's Union, f. 63
Paint, Ink, Plastic, Allied Products and Warehousemen, f. 69
Photo Engravers, f. 60
Pipefitters Local 1562, Package, f. 90
Political Parties Defense Fund, f. 60
Postal Workers, f. 57
Railway Express Drivers, Chauffeurs, f. 63
Retail Clerks, f. 69
Retail Department Store Employees Union, f. 63
Retail Food Clerks Union, f. 68
Retail Store Employee's Union, f. 68
Right-To-Work Amendment (23) f. 42, 60, 69
St. Louis Auto Employees Credit Union, f. 113
St. Louis County and Municipal Employees, Local 722, f. 44
Sailors, f. 31
St. Louis Bartenders, f. 73
St. Louis Display Builders Association, f. 4
St. Louis Labor Council, f. 16, 17, 86, 89, 95, 105-108
St. Louis Labor Union Label Trades Council, f. 84, 109
St. Louis Millwork Manufacturers, f. 7
St. Louis Public Service Employees, Local 382, f. 44
St. Louis Union and Service Trades, f. 18, 24
St. Louis Upholsterer's Union, f. 39
St. Louis Womens Labor Conference (1973), f. 60
Sales Drivers, Deliverymen, Warehousemen and Helpers, f. 63
Salesmen and Deliverymen of Bakery Products, f. 63
Seafamer's International Union of North America, f. 31
Service Station Attendants, f. 63
Solidarity Day, f. 60
State County and Municipal Employees, f. 70
Steelworkers, f. 71
Steelworkers Organizing Committee, f. 71
Steinmacher, Ludwig, f. 127
Sterling Aluminum Products, f.1
Stevens, J.P., f. 10, 86, 129
Stove Molders, f. 38
Stove Molders Art and Benevolent Union, Local, 10, f. 39
Stove Mounters International Union, f. 145
Street and Sewer Workers, f. 70
Streetcar Men, f. 47
Strikes, f. 136
"Symbols of Solidarity" Exhibit, f. 100, 101
Taft-Hartley Act, f. 60
Teachers, f. 71
Teamsters, f. 25
Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Stableman and Helpers, f. 63
Tobacco Workers International Union, 72
Transport Chauffeurs and Helpers, f. 63
Truck Drivers, Warehousemen and Helpers, f. 43
Union Label Counterfeits, f. 43
Union of Cab and Service Car Drivers, f. 69
United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers,
f. 1, 76, 91
United Autoworkers, f. 19, 60, 75, 85, 87, 91, 98, 110, 111, 132,
133, 134-137, 141, 143, 144
United Autoworkers Publications, f. 131-133
UAW-CIO Local 25 Strike Bulletin, f. 94
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, f. 1, 30, 34, 49,
80, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 97, 116, 138, 139, 140, 145, 146, 147
United Cement, Lime and Gypsum Workers International Union, f. 48
United Chemical Workers, f. 48
United Dairy Workers, f. 60
United Distribution Workers, f. 74
United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers, f. 52, 60
United Mail Order and Retail Workers of America, f. 70
United Mine Workers of America, f. 48
United Steelworkers, f. 21, 36, 71, 87, 144
United Transportation Union, f. 47
United Warehouse Employees, f. 70, 74
Upholsters, f. 39, 72, 144, 145
Veteran's Identification Card, f. 96
Von Romer, Harry, f. 1-150
Voter Registration, f. 60
Waitresses, f. 73
Warehouse and Distribution Workers, f. 63
Warehouse and Inside Workers, f. 54
Warehouse Employees Union, f. 54
Warehouse Workers, f. 74
Winn-Dixie, f. 41
Wire and Corrugated Glass Workers, f. 54, 144
Woodworkers, f. 9, 40
Workers Alliance of America, f. 60
Workmen's Benefit Fund Book, f. 148
Workmen's Compensation, f. 131
Workmen's Fire Insurance Society, f. 142
Workmen's Mutual Insurance Company, f. 86, 113
Workmen's Sick and Death Benefit Fund, f. 60
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